April 5, 2006
The Maryland Memorial Tribute to Mrs. Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Lu ther King Jr. combined speeches, music, poetry, film and prayer in an event Sun day at Anne Arundel Community College. The event, which also marked the 38th anniversary of the Rev. King's assassination, helped raise $5,000 toward a memorial to the couple planned on the college's Arnold campus.
September 3, 2006
When a coalition of Atlanta business leaders and philanthropists pledged to purchase 7,000 pages of the private papers of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in June for $32 million, its efforts were hailed by many as a step toward preserving an important chapter of American - and Atlanta - history. The collection, which was headed for the auction block at Sotheby's, serves as a virtual timeline - for the civil rights movement, the turbulent 1960s and King's personal life. The agreement, which lets Morehouse College house the documents in a library it shares with three other schools, spared the papers from possible purchase by a private collector.
June 1, 2008
It looks as if readers need a little help identifying the people in last issue's Flashback. Coretta Scott King (fifth from right) leads a "March on Memphis" on April 9, 1968, five days after the assassination of her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Her daughter Yolanda and sons, Martin III and Dexter, are to the left of her. To her immediate right are King's successor in the civil rights movement and a former Atlanta mayor. Name these men. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or UniSun Flashback, Features Department, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.
January 16, 1995
Here is a sampling of services honoring the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.:TODAY* 20th annual memorial breakfast sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Baltimore, Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road. 7:30 a.m. Information: 837-9622.* Seventh annual memorial breakfast sponsored by the Baltimore Teachers Union and the Federation of Maryland Teachers, Omni Inner Harbor hotel. 9:45 a.m. Information: 358-6600.TOMORROW* Hopkins King Tribute, noon, Turner Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
December 27, 2009
On December 19, 2009, WARREN G. BARBER, SR., beloved husband of Darcus Barber. On Monday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. On Tuesday, services for Mr. Barber will be held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial UMC, 5114 Windsor Mill Road, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-655-0015.
January 13, 2011
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday will be commemorated on Monday, and the mainstream media will depict King as a benign figure who might have stepped out of a Hallmark card. What is emphasized is King's fight for racial equality — certainly laudable and worthy of celebration. What is downplayed, often ignored, is King's challenge to this country to recognize and correct an economic inequality that has deleterious effects on both black and white Americans. In addition to his opposition to the Vietnam War, King warned us that, "a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.